Great Start Readiness Program - 313-0260-15

Description of Agency

The Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP) is Michigan’s State-funded preschool program for four-year-old children with factors that may place them at risk of educational failure. GSRP is administered by the Office of Great Start, Michigan Department of Education (MDE). It targets four-year-old children whose families’ annual incomes are at 250% of the federal poverty rate. GSRP contracts with 54 intermediate school districts to facilitate the program through local school districts, public school academies, and community-based organizations.

Audit Objectives

  1. To assess MDE’s compliance with selected GSRP application and allocation requirements.

  2. To assess the effectiveness of MDE’s oversight of GSRP to ensure that a quality preschool is provided to eligible children.

  3. To assess the adequacy of MDE’s efforts to evaluate the effectiveness of GSRP.


Estimated Release Date: April 2017

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